The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 187 184 166
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 12 33 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.46% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.60% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 40
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£534 £475 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 31 (64.58%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) Banking
3 12 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 11 (22.92%) ISEB
4 11 (22.92%) Investment Banking
4 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
5 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
6 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 9 (18.75%) HP
6 9 (18.75%) LoadRunner
7 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 8 (16.67%) SQL
7 8 (16.67%) Social Network
7 8 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (14.58%) Credit Risk
9 6 (12.50%) Market Risk
9 6 (12.50%) Derivative
9 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.50%) JMeter
9 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
10 5 (10.42%) Java
10 5 (10.42%) Equities
10 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
11 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.33%) C#
11 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 4 (8.33%) Project Management

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.08%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.08%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) LoadRunner
2 8 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (12.50%) JMeter
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) WATIR
6 1 (2.08%) Sahi
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (64.58%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) Banking
3 11 (22.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Front Office
5 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (2.08%) Back Office
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 13 (27.08%) Tester
4 11 (22.92%) Performance Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Market Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Market Risk Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Planning Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) STL
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) JRules
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Java EE
2 1 (2.08%) WCF
2 1 (2.08%) WF
2 1 (2.08%) Mustache
2 1 (2.08%) Sass
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Social Network
3 7 (14.58%) Credit Risk
4 6 (12.50%) Market Risk
4 6 (12.50%) Derivative
5 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
5 5 (10.42%) Equities
6 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Economics
7 1 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.08%) Statistics
7 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.08%) Open Source
7 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Workflow
7 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.17%) UML
8 2 (4.17%) Data Management
8 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) Groovy
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
1 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) MBA
4 1 (2.08%) APMP
4 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ACCA
4 1 (2.08%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) P3O
2 1 (2.08%) EMIR
2 1 (2.08%) CRD IV
2 1 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) OpenView
1 1 (2.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) HP
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Murex
4 1 (2.08%) Calypso
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
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